"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9

Monday, October 25, 2010

All in a Day

What a difference a day makes!

Last night our adoption group from America World joined together in a prayer vigil, lifting up families and children in all stages of the adoption process. I always love the weeks following our prayer vigils. It is just so fun to watch God move! I prayed with such an expectant heart last night, already thanking God for what He would do this week.

So.... earlier today I posted that we were number 16 in line for a court date and we are now number SIX! Ten court dates issued in just one day, this day!! Thank you God, for this wonderful movement in bringing together forever families!

As excited as we are to have moved so far up the list, we were also hit with a huge dose of disappointment with this news. The court dates that were issued today were all for mid - late December. This is much later than anyone anticipated. I'm not sure why there were no dates issued for November or early December, but it is a bit crushing to know that we may not be given a court date until January. I want so badly to be with our son right now and the idea that I have two or three more months to wait is heartbreaking.

International adoptions are so often unpredictable and we have been told many times to expect the unexpected, so this new delay shouldn't be cause for much surprise, but it still hurts. None of this surprises our Heavenly Father though. He will not allow our son to remain in Ethiopia for one day longer than he is supposed to. We will be united together in His perfect timing. He has asked me to let go and to fully trust Him, and daily I have to make the choice to do so.

Please pray for our family as we endure this extended wait to be with our son.

Trusting and believing,


  1. Laura,

    I agree with you about the amazing progress our group made over the weekend. I also am disbelief at how long the court dates are stretching out. 3 months to wait to travel? Any idea why?

  2. continuing to pray for your family and the many others that are waiting. i think a lot of people were disappointed by the court dates near Christmas. from what it sounds like the early november court dates and the october court dates were really sort of a fluke. all i can say is make the most out of the time you have right now. waiting...hoping...praying...